~ The event cards for the next several shows were updated. Specifically the 3/13, 3/14, and 3/15 shows. With additions to the styles of deathmatches as the “Ikkitosen ~ DeathMatch Survivor” continues through the rest of this month.
~ The next show will be on March 11.
BJW “Ikkitosen ~ DeathMatch Survivor”, 3/11/2017 [Sat] 19:00 @ Saijo City @ Salt Zaki Storefront Special Ring
(1) Takuya Nomura vs. Yuya Aoki
(2) Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga vs. Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Toshiyuki Sakuda
(3) Ryuichi Kawakami & Kazumi Kikuta vs. Yasufumi Nakanoue & Kazuki Hashimoto
(4) Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabayashi & Yoshihisa Uto vs. Ryota Hama, Daichi Hashimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani
(5) Ikkiosen B Block ~ Audience Brings The Weapons Deathmatch: Jaki Numazawa vs. Kankuro Hoshino
(6) Gekitotsu! Pro-Wrestling Death 2017 ~ Saijo Yousuihastsu Sensugatano-irodori (Drunk DeathMatch): Abdullah Kobayashi, Masashi Takeda, Takayuki Ueki & Masaya Takahashi vs. Ryuji Ito, Yuko Miyamoto, Shu Brahman & Kei Brahaman
BJW Event Cards for March & April 2017
~ A couple matches were announced for the upcoming 1stRING show on March 24.
J STAGE 5th, 3/24/2017 [Fri] @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(-) Ayato Yoshida, Shunma Katsumata & Takuya Nomura vs. Shota Nakagawa, Fuminori Abe & Sho Shindo
(-) Yuya Susumu & Hayato “Jr” Fujita vs. Seiki Yoshioka & Kazuki Hashimoto
(-) Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka vs. ‘brother’ YASSHI & Kengo
~ Also announced to be competing: Hi69, Minoru Tanaka, Naoki Tanizaki, Yuki Sato, Brahman Brothers, HAYATA, and more…
~ Two singles matches were announced for the debut show on April 5 at Korakuen.
~ First will be Minowaman taking on Minoru Tanaka. This will mark their first meeting ever in their careers as he excited for what may come. Minoru also stated that he is open to competing for NEW regularly in the future.
~ Then the veteran grappler Masakatsu Funaki will be taking on Mitsuyoshi Nakai. Nakai being a former MMA fighter turned pro-wrestler. Tried to make his debut in Pro-Wrestling NOAH a few years ago, but due to a back injury he kept himself out of action. Though he is now recuperated and hopes to try his luck in the newly formed promotion. Nakai stated that he has much to prove in the ring, but he is honored to be able to take part in a bout against the veteran Funaki.
Below is the announced event card at this time…
New Exciting Wrestling Opening Series, 4/5/2017 [Wed] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
~ Newly announced…
() Masakatsu Funaki vs. Mitsuyoshi Nakai
() Minowaman vs. Minoru Tanaka
~ Previously announced…
(-) Grappler of Showa Era vs Grappler of Heisei Era: Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Shinya Aoki
(-) Best of Strong Style: Josh Barnett vs. Shinichi Suzukawa
~ With Honma out of the NEW JAPAN CUP due to serious injury, Yuji Nagata was announced as his replacement for the upcoming tournament.
~ The first day of the New Japan Cup begins on March 11 in Aichi.
New Japan Pro Wrestling “KIZNA- Presents NEW JAPAN CUP 2017”, 3/11/2017 [Sat] 18:00 @ Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
(1) Ryusuke Taguchi & Hirai Kawato vs. El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku
(2) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Tiger Mask IV
(3) Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Kenny Omega & Yujiro Takahashi
(4) Katsuyori Shibata, Juice Robinson, KUSHIDA & David Finlay vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI
(5) Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, Jado & Gedo vs. Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi
(6) NEW JAPAN CUP 1st Round Match: Yuji Nagata vs. Tanga Loa
(7) NEW JAPAN CUP 1st Round Match: Toru Yano vs. Tama Tonga
(8) NEW JAPAN CUP 1st Round Match: Michael Elgin vs. Bad Luck Fale
(9) NEW JAPAN CUP 1st Round Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. EVIL
NJPW Event Cards for March & April 2017
~ A special 6 man tag match was announced for the Korakuen Hall show on March 20. As Mutoh will team with Shuji Kondo and Jun Kasai to take on the team of Akebono, Manabu Soya and NOSAWA Rongai, and with that the full card is now out.
“WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2017 TRANS MAGIC”, 3/20/2017 [Mon] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Andy Wu & Sho Shindo vs. Yuya Susumu (FREEDOMS) & Masayuki Mitomi (Ehime Pro)
() ‘brother’ YASSHI (FREE) & Jake Omen vs. KAI (FREE) & Hiroki Murase
() Special 6 Man Tag Match: Keiji Mutoh, Shuji Kondo & Jun Kasai (FREEDOMS) vs. Akebono (Oudou), Manabu Soya & NOSAWA Rongai
() UWA World 6 Tag Championship Match: [53rd Champions] Daiki Inaba, Yusuke Kodama & Kohei Fujimura vs. [Challengers] Seigo Tachibana, Jun Tonsho & Ganseki Tanaka
() WRESTLE-1 Cruiserweight Championship Match: [6th Champion] MAZADA vs. [Challenger] Seiki Yoshioka
~ 2nd title defense.
() WRESTLE-1 TAG Championship Match: [7th Champions] Kaz Hayashi & Kotaro Suzuki vs. [Challengers] Koji Doi & Kumagoro
~ 4th title defense.
() WRESTLE-1 Championship Match: [10th Champion] Masayuki Kono vs. [Challenger] Shotaro Ashino
~ 3rd title defense.